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GMail Alternatives in the PRISM Age: How to Host Your Own Email Server in the Cloud

Update: You may be interested in Filtered, my new open source IMAP-based mail filtering application which includes the capability to encrypt selected messages, removing them from your IMAP or Gmail account. I’ve posted a new tutorial called, How to Install Your Own Private E-mail Server in the Cloud. Background & Motivations The concept of privacy is rapidly under threat as technology …

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How to Install WordPress in the Amazon Web Services Cloud

In a day and age where people routinely post their thoughts on Facebook, an unlinkable, unsearchable, corporate-controlled walled-“garden”, I’m a big fan of owning your own blog. Not only does it give you full creative control, but it’s free of censorship, gives you full ownership, is optimized for search engines and is fully linkable and shareable. While WordPress.com may be suitable …

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Estimating Costs

Purchase a pre-installed image of this tutorial and check out our new knowledge base Publishing with WordPress. Estimating Costs If you’re new to AWS, you should be able to run your blog at AWS in their free usage tier for one year. After one year, it will cost about $14.64 per month. But, if you spend $62 up front on a …

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Optimizing WordPress on AWS

Purchase a pre-installed image of this tutorial and check out our new knowledge base Publishing with WordPress. Optimizing Your AWS Instance Once your WordPress site is basically up and running well, there are a few more things that you may want to do: Monitor and Manage Memory Usage Creating a Swap File Create Backups Monitor Usage Charges with Billing Alarms Reduce …

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Related Links

Purchase a pre-installed image of this tutorial and check out our new knowledge base Publishing with WordPress. WordPress WordPress.com – If you want them to host your blog. WPEngine – WordPress hosting company Page.ly – WordPress hosting company WordPress.org & the WordPress Codex – Documentation for the self-hosted version of WordPress Hardening WordPress W3 Total Cache Plugin ThemeForest WordPress Themes MySiteMyWay WordPress Themes Elegant …

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Create an Instance

Purchase a pre-installed image of this tutorial and check out our new knowledge base Publishing with WordPress. Create an EC2 Server Instance Now that you have an account, you can log in to the AWS Console to create your new virtual server. Click the EC2 link shown in the dashboard below: Choosing Between a Micro or Small Instance If you want …

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Secure Your Instance

Purchase a pre-installed image of this tutorial and check out our new knowledge base Publishing with WordPress. Secure Your Instance While AWS provides its own firewall, there are still things you can do minimize security risks. Here are three things I recommend: Create an Alternate User Account to the Default root (ubuntu) Login Turn off SSH Access for Default root (ubuntu) …

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